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Your privacy pretty much goes out the window when you log online. Ever heard of Google? Facebook?

What are you thinking? If you want to be private, stay off the internet.



I think you're probably ok. I very seriously doubt these guys are reporting the questionable videos you're downloading to the feds or anything.
Videos? I'm much more concerned about them taking notice of my frequent visits to http://guidestooverthrowtheunitedstatesgovernment.org
    
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If you use Windows and think only this addon is doing this then you are naive
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Originally Posted by Pillz Here View Post
Your privacy pretty much goes out the window when you log online. Ever heard of Google? Facebook?

What are you thinking? If you want to be private, stay off the internet.



I think you're probably ok. I very seriously doubt these guys are reporting the questionable videos you're downloading to the feds or anything.
Yes you're right about Google and Facebook tracking your every move but I have things in place to prevent that.

1. I don't use google, I use https://www.startingpage.com for secure searching.
2. I don't use facebook.
3. Noscript works wonders.

You can remain private while being on the web, and also that attitude of if you don't like it stay off the internet is just asinine.

As for the person collecting data on users, I highly doubt they care about reporting people for what they download but more of their browsing habits so they can sell marketing info.

There is a reason why it's called your private life, because not everyone likes to make everything public. I like to keep somethings to myself and not have everyone and their mother know about it, so privacy is a big thing to me.

That and if your privacy is eroded then you have nothing.
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